May 21, 2009 5:13:27 pm
Superstar Aamir Khan is all set to team up with Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet in an international film based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s famous partition story ‘Toba Tek Singh’,Femalefirst reported.
The pair will star in the film,which is based on Manto’s take on the madness of partition in 1947. The story depicts the irony of the situation through the lunatics in a mental asylum in 1947.
Aamir is said to have been impressed with the script and will play the character of a mentally retarded person in the asylum.
If the actor agrees to work in the film,it would be his second movie on the subject. He had earlier starred in Deepa Mehta’s ‘Earth-1947’,which was an adaptation of Bapsi Sidhawa’s novel ‘Ice Candyman’.
The film will be directed by India-born filmmaker Pan Nalin,who has earlier directed highly acclaimed film ‘Samsara’.
Nalin hopes to rope in Winslet for the project but if she rejects it,he will approach Rachel Weisz to play the role of Dr Sophie in the film,the website said.
“Either Kate or Rachel will be doing my film. I will be meeting both of them after my Cannes trip to finalise the casting. Either of them will be able to do justice to this marvelous story,” Nalin said.
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